Board of Education
Ballston Spa Board of Education Seats Available - June 2020 Elections
Board of Education Elections:
There are two full term (three year) Board seats up for election this year, commencing in July 2020. Interested voters will select from the following candidates: Matthew Dreher, Rebekah Deuel-Jones, Susan Filburn, Lillian McCarthy, Susan Moore, David Newell, and Katie Whittemore.
Meet the Candidates for Ballston Spa CSD Board of Education – (~ 40 min video)
Ballston Spa Central School District residents interested in being a member of the Board of Education (BOE) need to submit a petition by 5:00 pm on May 11, 2020 to be included on the June 9, 2020 ballot. Candidates must be a citizen of the United States, eighteen years of age or older, not an employee of the District, and a resident of the District for a continuous period of one year prior to June 9, 2020. Additional legal requirements apply. Please see the Board Policy 1120 on the District’s website via www.bscsd.org.
There are currently two seats available on the BOE, starting a three-year term in July 2020. Petitions need to be submitted to the District Clerk and must state the full name and address of the candidate (nominating signatures are not required for the petition to be deemed valid, pursuant to Executive Order 202.26). Petitions and an information packet may be obtained by email request to the District Clerk at DistrictClerk@bscsd.org. Additional information about serving on a BOE is available from the NYSSBA – click HERE.
The Board of Education is the official policy-making body of the Ballston Spa School District. The Board of Education is comprised of seven school district residents who are elected by voters to three-year terms in the annual election each May. The terms of office are staggered so that up to three members are elected each year.
Board members serve without compensation. Board members attend at least two regular Board of Education meetings each month along with committee meetings and various school-related activities. At the annual organizational meeting in July, the Board elects a president and vice-president.
Individuals seeking election to the Board of Education must submit a petition 30 days before the annual vote on the third Tuesday in May (for inclusion on the ballot). There are typically 2 or 3 positions available for three year terms beginning on July 1st of the coming school year. The petitions are available at the District’s Business Office, 70 Malta Ave. For additional information, please contact the Business Office at 884-7195 ext. 1320
To learn more about the Board of Education, please refer to Board of Education Policy 1210 Board of Education Members: Nomination and Election.
Board members may be contacted via email at BOE@bscsd.org.
Clerk of the Board and Records Access Officer:
Mr. Brian Sirianni
70 Malta Avenue
Ballston Spa, NY 12020
TEL (518) 884-7195 Ext. 1320
FAX (518) 884-7126